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Old Today, 12:01 PM
 
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Ten years ago, there were many great real estate deals in and around both Florida and Arizona. Several of my friends retired in 2010 and moved to the Fort Myers area for $65k for a 3 BR, 2 BA 2000 sq ft home.
Well, that was the height of the real estate crash. They lucked out. Prices here have now gone back to pre-crash levels, the demand for real estate is through the roof, and not just on the coast.
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Old Today, 12:36 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Well, that was the height of the real estate crash. They lucked out. Prices here have now gone back to pre-crash levels, the demand for real estate is through the roof, and not just on the coast.
We never considered moving to FL until the housing crash and home prices dropped more than $100k+, making it reasonable for us. We never saw houses for $65k though for a 3/2/2 2000 sq ft home, even at the bottom in the Venice area. That would have been nice!
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We never considered moving to FL until the housing crash and home prices dropped more than $100k+, making it reasonable for us. We never saw houses for $65k though for a 3/2/2 2000 sq ft home, even at the bottom in the Venice area. That would have been nice!

They had empty houses on every block in Cape Coral at that price. If I did not have such an aversion to living in Florida, we probably would have purchased one as they were incredible deals.

2009-2014 were definitely buyer's markets in MOST cities. The house that I sold in the Cleveland suburbs in 2000 for $143k, sold in 2012 for $72.
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Old Today, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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They had empty houses on every block in Cape Coral at that price. If I did not have such an aversion to living in Florida, we probably would have purchased one as they were incredible deals.

2009-2014 were definitely buyer's markets in MOST cities. The house that I sold in the Cleveland suburbs in 2000 for $143k, sold in 2012 for $72.
What's it going for today?
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Old Today, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We went to the Seattle area one year for Christmas to visit family. We were there 14 days during which we had 30 minutes of sunshine. In addition the cost of living is horrendous. I would never live there.

Arizona is more than just Phoenix and the valley. Sedona is quite scenic and there dense woods up around Flagstaff. We had friends who were snowbirds without leaving the state. They wintered in the valley and went to the high country for very pleasant summers.

We grew up in coastal regions and are quite comfortable here in Florida, we are here to stay. We have lots of big beautiful oaks in our area in addition to the palm trees. If you go inland there lots of orange groves.
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